Steamtown National Historic Site begins its train operations annually at the start of National Park Week. National Park
Week is from April 20 through April 28, 2019. For more information on dates and times visit the park Calendar or call 570-340-5203.
Important note: Some of our train rides are wheelchair accessible. Please call 570-340-5200 for details.
Visitors hoping to visit the short train ride ("Scranton Limited") on select weekdays are strongly encouraged to contact the park at 570-340-5204 between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at least one day prior to your visit. Sorry, internet and/or email sales are not available.
Short Train Rides
When operational, the "Scranton Limited" short train rides depart from the park's Museum Core Complex. This train ride encompasses a 3-mile, 30-minute round trip through the rail yards that crosses the Lackawanna River and passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel (former DL&W Railroad passenger station and offices), before stopping near the University of Scranton and beginning its return to the roundhouse boarding area. For the ride schedule, check our Monthly Scheduled Programs (this to be updated when schedules are firm) to verify operating days and times prior to your visit. (NOTE: The short train rides are sometimes cancelled when there are excursions scheduled on the same day.)
On some Sundays, the "Scranton Limited" will transform into the "Nay Aug Gorge Limited." This expanded ride will travel a bit further east along the former Pocono Mainline to the 755-foot Nay Aug Tunnel. Each trip will also feature an interpretive program by a park ranger or volunteer, and a brief stop above Nay Aug Park Gorge and Waterfall NNL which is located inside the City of Scranton's Nay Aug Park and the adjacent Everhart Museum.
The cost for both the "Scranton Limited" and "Nay Aug Gorge Limited" short train rides is $5.00 per person, all ages 6 and older; the park does not charge an entrance fee. (NOTE: The short train rides are sometimes cancelled when there are excursions scheduled on the same day.)
You can check out our 2019 schedule here for the season for planning of your visit as well as information about our fees and passes. Locations and destinations are subject to change.
In the event you miss your Short Train Ride (yard shuttle), we can put you on the next shuttle as long as the train is not sold out or was the last train of the day.
If you miss the train for a special event or excursion program, tickets cannot be refunded or transferred.
If you miss the return ride from a special event or excursion program, you are responsible for getting transportation back to your point of origin.